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by George Skentzos

Holden has refreshed its mid-sized Epica sedan line-up which now offers a new diesel engine, along with a raft of added equipment as standard across the range.

 

The new CDX and CDXi variants are now available with an economical 2.0-litre diesel engine, while the Epica also becomes one of the first to receive a six-speed automatic transmission in its segment.

Producing 110kW of power and 320Nm, the new diesel engine is certainly a refreshing alternative to the current 115kw 2.5-litre six-cylinder petrol engine on offer.

2009 Holden Epica range

Fuel consumption is also considerably improved for the diesel, using just 7.6L/100km compared to a staggering 9.3L/100km for the petrol model.

“There’s no doubt that when coupled with our sharp pricing strategy, the new Epica ticks all the right boxes. This is a car that demands attention.”

The additional safety of ESP and curtain airbags have also been included as standard across the range to compliment the existing ABS, Traction Control and Electronic Brake Force Distribution.

2009 Holden Epica range

The new Epica also receives a few other minor tweaks, which include tilt & telescopic steering, a new grille and rear fascia, European-styled dual flip keys and unique alloy wheels on both the CDX and CDXi variants.

Pricing

  • Epica CDX 2.5-litre petrol (6 speed auto) from $27,990
  • Epica CDX 2.0-litre diesel (6 speed auto) from $29,990
  • Epica CDXi 2.5-litre petrol (6 speed auto) from $30,990
  • Epica CDXi 2.0-litre diesel (6 speed auto) from $32,990
  • Epica CDXi Optional Leather Pack $2,000



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